The Bothy, Troutbeck, Northern Lake District

  • Sleeps 4 adults
  • No mains electric. Electricity is generated by solar panel for lights and phone charger
  • Prices start from £80 per night
  • Please bring your own sleeping bags – no bedding is provided


Self-Catering Lake District Bothy, sleeps 4 adults and set in an amazing landscape with no light pollution.  Perfect for those wishing to experience a short break under Dark Skies and when conditions allow, a stunning Star Gazing experience.

This is back to basics, no frills, no fuss accommodation but yet has everything you will need.  This is camping without canvas.

The Bothy has an inviting log burning stove set in the centre of the single room accommodation, as we have no mains electricity light is mainly by candle light which just enhances the ambiance of the building.  We do have a small solar panel which when weather permits provides enough power to charge a mobile phone or i-pad if needed and some interior lighting.  Water is sourced by our water butts and cooking is by our Gaz camping stoves, which are also used to heat water for washing.  Seating is a rustic ratten cane sofa and chairs and the dining area has a large wooden kitchen table with bench seats.  There is a Sealy double blow up mattress and a single mattress, but  please bring your own sleeping bags no bedding is provided.  In a separate building next to the Bothy is a wood store and compost toilet.  In our nearby barn/shed there is a hot water shower which could be made available by arrangement.

It is the out of the way location and the solitude that make our Bothy a place to relax and unwind and get away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life and move us back to a simpler way of living.

Parking is on our land but a few minutes walk away from the Bothy, so if required we can move some of your belongings for you with our Quad bike and trailer.

The Bothy is set in 160 acres of our land which you be free to roam, dogs must be on a lead at all times.  There is a stream on the edge of our land and a newly developed pond.  Sheep do graze on the land.  At dusk, you could quite easily see a Heron, Owl, Deer or even Fox.  There are Buzzards nesting in the neighbouring wood.  It is a magical place, surrounded by hills and mountains with hardly another building in sight.

We love our land at Troutbeck and hope you will too but it is not for those who expect luxurious convenience.  Quite the opposite, it is for those who wear boots and wellies and who enjoy the simple life and simple comforts.

However the nearest  pub is a ten minutes walk away and also a bus stop to take you into Keswick, the heart of the northern lakes.

Just one other thing.  We have a small grass airstrip on part of the land, in the main for small, relatively quiet microlights which land and take off occasionally.  It is not a mini-Heathrow.

To continue the ethos of a bothy, we ask our guest to leave the bothy  clean and tidy, the way they found it.

So if you feel this simple, gadget-free environment would suit you then please call Roger and Mo on 07836272033 or email

Prices start from £80 per night, one well behaved dog is welcome at an additional charge of £10 during your visit.

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